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The Social Six: Third Violation of Smile Design
by Dr. Jason Olitsky When you are evaluating the esthetic principles inherent to successful smile design, there are 7 violations that commonly undermine the end result of the finished cosmetic case. Here is one of my top clinical tips for maximizing the outcome of your esthetic cases by using a...  Read More
Eliminating Sensitivity with Indirect Restorations
By Jason Olitsky, DMD, AAACD Nothing can kill your patient’s confidence and satisfaction faster and more completely than post-op restorative sensitivity. Materials continue to evolve through extensive research and product development, undoubtedly generations of bonding systems will continue...  Read More
Posterior Composite: Post Op Sensitivity
By Dr. Lee Ann Brady Post Operative sensitivity can be both a normal and abnormal sequela of placing a posterior composite. I make sure my patients are expecting some temperature sensitivity, and even tell them to be cautious the first time the have a cold drink after the anesthetic wears off....  Read More
How to foster the need for comprehensive dentistry
By Dr. Eric Farmer I have had the pleasure to talk to many dentists, young and old across the country one of their biggest wishes is to do more of the kind of dentistry that fulfills them. I have learned over the years that I need to allow my relationships with my patients and staff be the energy...  Read More
Occlusal Finishing: Two Paper Technique
By Dr. Mike Smith Chasing dots on teeth to finish occlusion is supremely frustrating. What do the dots mean? What are they telling me? This technique finally made finishing occlusion more predictable. This technique works on all opposing materials: ceramic to tooth, gold to...  Read More
Dr. Jason Olitsky Offers Tips and Tricks to Intra-Oral Dental Photography
By Dr. Jason Olitsky Excellent intra-oral photography is a skill. It takes practice and training, however there is a key to ensuring “getting the shot.” Stabilization of the camera and appropriate angle of the shot are two essentials for clear, properly framed shots. By tucking your...  Read More
Tip & Trick: Blocking Out Negative Space in Polyvinyl Impression
by Dr. Lee Ann Brady Accurate impressions with bridges and restorations with negative space are tricky. Vinyl Polysiloxane and Polyether impression materials are stiff enough that material that locks under a bridge pontic or through a large gingival embrasure can make removal of the impression...  Read More
Dreaded Reverse Smile Line: Second Violation of Smile Design
by Dr. Jason Olitsky When evaluating the esthetic principles inherent to successful smile design, there are 7 violations that are common and undermine the success of the finished cosmetic case. Here’s one of my top clinical tips for maximizing the outcome of your esthetic cases by instituting...  Read More
Vertical Dimension & Appliance Therapy
Many times I get asked if there is a connection between the vertical dimension of an occlusal appliance and it’s effectiveness. The answer is “yes” and “no”. There is scientific evidence that supports that the activity of the elevator muscles decreases as we open the...  Read More
6 Guidelines to Avoid Post-Cementation Fracture
by Dr. John Nosti Porcelain fracture happens. It's one of the most disheartening experiences in restorative practice and I've had my fair share. With experience and education, I created the following is a set of guidelines I put together after performing "cosmetic rehabilitations" and placing all...  Read More
By Dr. Jason Olitsky If it's crooked... they will notice. Every time. When evaluating the aesthetic principles inherent to successful smile design, there are 7 violations that are common and undermine the success of the finished cosmetic case. Here’s one of my top clinical tips for...  Read More
Envelope of Function Issue? How to decide...
by Dr. Lee Ann Brady I believe in working with the provisionals on a patient I believe has a restricted envelope of function, particularly when patient mentions that he reported waking with a headache the first few mornings after we placed the provisionals. I believe he needs more freedom in the...  Read More
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